Black and white square photo of photographer standing on old Roman ruins taking a portrait with onlookers watching
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Nadine Nashef is an independent Palestinian photographer, based in Haifa. Nadine has earned a reputation for work that brings a creative vision on memory mixed with political and personal observations into the same frame.

With focus on the concept of memory, space, time and identity, there is always a layer of dignity and a sense of intuition beneath her work. 

Nashef takes an observational approach, immersed in first hand experience and conceptual practices. Nashef works mainly with film on medium and large format cameras. In recent years she participated in exhibitions with Al Ma’mal in Jerusalem and Khalil Al Sakakini in Ramallah among others.

Nadine is an artist, educator and translator. In her work A Series of Mistranslations, for example, she groups together translation practices in an attempt to explore the role of the translator and language in the creation process. The work exposes a narrative of participation and non-participation and the power relations and hierarchy between creator and subject. In her work A Few Questions on Disintegrated Memories and Their Remains, Nashef examines the dialogue between memory, space, material, and representation through the language of images. 

She was the Program Director of the Arabic Language Photography Program at Musrara – The Naggar Multidisciplinary School of Art and Society, and taught and mentored students in Musrara, Bezalel – Academy of Art and Design and other independent workshops for NGOs among others. Nadine holds a BFA from the Photography Department in Bezalel – Academy of Art and Design and a diploma in Translation and Revision from Tel Aviv University.


Nadine is currently studying towards her Master of Architecture degree at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design and is a recipient of the AAUW International Fellowship for 2022-23.


2023: Partition in the Modern World: Transdiasporic Art Perspectives, Group Exhibition, The Evanston Art Center, Evanston.

2023: 1991/2021, Spring Exhibition by the Palestinian Art Collective, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah.

2022: 1991/2021, The Deeply Rooted, group exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago.

2021: 1991/2021, Embodied Histories: Reconstructing the Present, group exhibition, SITE Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2020: Artist At Work, Group Exhibition, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center.

2019: A Few Questions on Disintegrated Memories and Their Remains, New Creatives Group Exhibition, Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

2017: 50 Years, Group Exhibition, B’Tselem.

2013: Sūkūn, graduate show, Bezalel-Academy of Arts and Design.

2011: Masdūd, group exhibition in city of Ashdod.



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